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Outside view of the Hope and Glory Inn, one of the best getaways from Richmond, VA

3 of the Best Reasons to Visit Irvington for Weekend Getaways from Richmond, VA

Life in Richmond is full of history and excitement, but occasionally, you need a change of pace. Luckily, we know the perfect destination for relaxing weekend getaways from Richmond, VA! In Irvington, VA, you’ll find a charming town nestled in the Northern Neck of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in a …

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Decoy ducks at the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show

The Best Guide to the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show

If you like artwork and nature, then you’re going to love the annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show! Talented artists from several states gather in White Stone, Virginia, every March to showcase their wildfowl-inspired creations. As you stroll through the venue, a variety of paintings, photographs, and carvings are sure to catch your eye. Feel free …

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The Dog and Oyster Vineyard on the Artisan Trail

3 Reasons You Need to Visit the Northern Neck Artisan Trail

Visitors to Irvington, Virginia, can embark on numerous exciting activities in the area, from enjoying boat cruises and visiting historical sites to indulging in local cuisine. One of our favorite activities to recommend is exploring the Northern Neck Artisan Trail. This extensive group of artists, farmers, and wineries offers travelers insight into our incredible local …

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How to Spend a Day at the Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve

When it comes to natural beauty, you’ll find no shortage of it in the Northern Neck. And, the Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve has over 200 acres of it! This secluded paradise on the shores of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay is home to several species of wildlife, beautiful walking trails, and sandy beaches. It’s free and …

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3 of the Best Things to Do at the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library

Do you know where the name for the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library came from? The mother of our first United States president, of course! She was born eight miles away from this historic complex, also known as the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society. Today, you can visit the museum and open your mind to …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Northern Neck Orchestra

If you like classical music, you’ll love the Northern Neck Orchestra! They’ve been bringing exceptional performances to Kilmarnock since 1991, and each one is better than the last. Their symphony of sounds is enough to take your breath away and leave you in awe. Make sure you don’t miss out this year when they perform …

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People enjoying one of the best things to do in Kilmarnock: a wine tasting

What Are the Best Things to Do in Kilmarnock, VA?

The Northern Neck is full of small-town charm just waiting to be enjoyed! During your stay with us in Irvington, make sure you save time to explore the treasures of Kilmarnock as well. This quaint community is less than ten minutes from our inn and offers everything from exquisite wine tastings to fun-filled celebrations. All …

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A boat on the docks at the Reedville Fishermen's Museum

4 of the Best Things to Do at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

Dive into the fascinating story of Reedville, VA! This historic town has been a focal point of the commercial fishing industry since the late 19th century, and this tradition continues today. When you’re not marveling at the beautiful homes along Main Street, stop in at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum! The activities below are some of …

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Old book on display when you visit the George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Why You Need to Visit the George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Do you know what makes February 22nd, 1732 such a significant date in history? It was when the first president of the United States was born! Today, you can take a journey through time and visit the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. It’s a must-see destination for any history buff, offering insight into the early …

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